2022 Aquiline Shiraz

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2022 Aquiline Shiraz

A combination of Paarl and Swartland fruit naturally fermented without crushing, gives a supple and tasty Shiraz in a fresh, approachable style.

Tasting Notes

Ripe and fragrant with youthful cherry and redcurrant fruit and a hint of white pepper. Medium-bodied and rounded with warm, red fruit flavours balanced by fresh acidity, gentle tannins and a touch of spice.

2022 Aquiline Shiraz

Production

Grapes are sourced from Paarl and the foothills of the Swartland mountains. These vineyards produce low yields and small concentrated berries. Hand-picked and naturally fermented in stainless steel tanks. 25% whole bunch fermented as the ripe stems add to the overall tannin quality of the wine, the rest is just destemmed and not crushed. Pump overs are done once daily during fermentation. 15% went into older 300-litre barrels for malolactic fermentation and a few months ageing.

Producers

Boutinot South Africa is driven by our passion for discovery and desire to capture the real essence of South Africa in every bottle. It was the simple love of Loire Chenin Blanc that first led us to South Africa in 1994, where we pioneered the wild ferment style that has now been adopted by many producers in this region.

Since then we have been exploring the country's amazing vineyards to make fabulous wines from specific sites and plots that scream location, location, and terroir. Our home-grown South African winemaking team of JD Rossouw and Ryno Booysen drive the energy and enthusiasm for expressing the loveliest wines from their country, along with Samantha Bailey's expertise in finesse. The key is knowing the characteristics of each plot, understanding the benefits each cultivar can bring, breaking rules and pushing boundaries. We use a combination of knowledge, a love of nature and science to create versatile, expressive and food-friendly wines from a country that has been making wine for 360 years.

Specifications

Year 2022
Bottle Size 750ml
Cultivar 100% Shiraz
Country South Africa
Alcohol content
13.5% alc vol 
Units of Alcohol per Bottle 10.1 units
Type Red Wine
Cellaring Potential Awaiting info
Features Vegetarian, Vegan, Organic, Sustainable
Allergen Information Contains sulphites
Food Matches This wine was made with the barbecue in mind, it's a great partner to homemade burgers or sticky spare ribs.
Origin Swartland
Appellation Western Cape